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Ian Arthur McDONALD

Regimental number182
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressInkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Arthur McDonald, Inkerman Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 27 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a special mission. He showed great ability and coolness in extricating his party when a superior force of the enemy attempted to cut him off and brought back his party complete.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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